Letters to the editor

By: | Published: July 12, 2016 6:36 AM

Crammed in stuffy classrooms and faced with a pressure to perform well in what can be called as boring and rote-based studies which neither nourish the soul nor the belly, children in most of the schools do not get to see what life is and enjoy it’s simple pleasures!

Hands-on education

Crammed in stuffy classrooms and faced with a pressure to perform well in what can be called as boring and rote-based studies which neither nourish the soul nor the belly, children in most of the schools do not get to see what life is and enjoy it’s simple pleasures! It is because of not instilling well the basics of any subject in students, that they are having to pay the price later. Also there is a greater need today, than ever, to revive moral, social and environmental sciences in their syllabus so that they will grow with ethics, sympathy and sensitivity towards fellow beings. It is high time schooling moved from lackluster pedagogy to imparting hands-on education. On the other hand, two recent surveys have revealed that 80% of engineering graduates and 93% of B-school graduates are unemployable! In failing to impart practical skills required by the employers, the governments and the mushrooming educational institutes are not realising the gravity of the outcome. All fond hopes of innovation, entrepreneurship and the much-vaunted “demographic dividend” will come to naught if the graduation pursued by the student after spending so much money, is utterly useless and does not give him any self-confidence to face the world and achieve something. The need of the hour is to make a radical overhaul of the prevailing curriculum, which should be tailored to meet the needs of the industry and society. Only then can there be a vibrant and sustainable economy.

CV Krishna Manoj
Hyderabad

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